Assistant Director Associcate Risk Counsel

Position: Assistant Director Associcate Risk Counsel

Job ID: 160691

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Risk Management

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.  


We are searching for an Assistant Director Associate Risk Counsel -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this role will provide counsel, as appropriate, as it relates to preventing and mitigating organizational risk, managing claims, and reviewing insurance provisions and contractual agreements entered into by the organization.

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Responsibilities :

  • Assists Director by providing legal counsel to management, executives, and medical staff. Responds to requests/inquiries from local, state, and federal governmental agencies
  • Assists Director with the management of litigation as relates to insurance claims
  • Performs review and revision of contractual agreements as relates to insurance coverage and risk exposure
  • Actively participates in hospital committee meetings, subcommittees, ad-hoc meetings as directed
  • Communicates effectively with executives and management regarding legal implications of business strategies, policies, procedures, and current insurance coverages
  • Supervises, manages and directs the work of the Risk department under the direction of the Director
  • Reviews related legal matters and assists the Director with departmental budget activities
  • Ensures that Joint Commission requirements specific to your department are fulfilled but also understand the linkage between your department's requirements and those of the integrated delivery system



  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Juris Doctor degree required
  • Texas law license required. If candidate does not have a Texas law license, one must obtain and maintain a license to practice law in another state and get licensed in the state of Texas within 18 months of hire
  • 2 years advising large corporations either at a law firm or in-house required
  • Experience providing legal counsel to tax exempt organizations preferred

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